'Angry white man' class offered at KU this fall

Published: Apr. 3, 2019 at 3:39 PM CDT
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The University of Kansas is receiving some backlash this week with news of a three-hour course offered in the Fall 2019 semester. The course is called "Angry White Male Studies."

, the university provides a synopsis of Humanities 365, better known as "Angry White Male Studies."

"This course charts the rise of the "angry white male" in America and Britain since the 1950s, exploring the deeper sources of this emotional state while evaluating recent manifestations of male anger," the university says. "Employing interdisciplinary perspectives this course examines how both dominant and subordinate masculinities are represented and experienced in cultures undergoing periods of rapid change connected to modernity as well as to rights-based movements of women, people of color, homosexuals and trans individuals."

The three-hour course, scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this fall, comes with a prerequisite of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 101 or 102, or permission of the class's instructor, Christopher Forth.

Sharing a link to an article about the class posted on the conservative news website,

, Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kan.) expressed his opposition to the course.

"Instead of a course to unite people and empower women, KU has decided to offer a class that divides the student population and could pose a Title IX violation by creating a hostile campus environment based on gender," Estes wrote.